Thanks for writing such a thoughtful piece. I find it very moving.

I’m quite new here as a writer on Medium, though until recently I contributed very heavily on Quora addressing queer topics.

I only mention that because an extremely cool, queer Muslim woman is a regular contributor over there.

She writes about being a practicing Muslim, an open lesbian, and a lover of Allah.

She also has great taste in hats.

I thought you might like an introduction to my friend.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.